The audio or video of
TV recordings is not
affected when the PC
is in Away mode.
Media Center Software Guide
Using Media Center Away mode
When your computer is in Away mode it appears
off, but you can actually still perform tasks such as
recording TV programs or music files. Away mode
turns off the display and mutes the audio.
After you have enabled Away mode in
the Control Panel, you can activate it by
pressing the sleep button on your computer,
keyboard, or remote control.
To enable your PC for Away mode:
then click Control Panel.
Click Performance and Maintenance.
Click Power Options.
Select the Away tab.
Place a check mark in the Enable Away
mode check box.
Under Options you can select to:
Return the computer from Away
mode on mouse or keyboard activity
Prompt for password when the
computer returns from Away mode
on the taskbar, and
You can return to your desktop almost instantly by
pressing any sleep button again, by pressing any
key on the keyboard, by moving the mouse, or by
pressing any button on the remote control if you
select the Return the computer from Away
mode on mouse or keyboard activity option
in the Power Options Properties window. See the